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A Brown Trasher set up a territory in my front yard last Friday, in a large Sweet Gum Tree surrounded by low bushes of various varieties and native grasses. They are very sassy and can be aggressive; with new antics everyday.  Brown Thrashers are large, skulking bird of brushy thickets. The Brown Thrasher has one of the largest song repertoires of any North American bird. Boldly patterned, it is conspicuous when singing on its territory, but is hardly discernable during the rest of year.

Cool Facts

  • Brown Thrasher is considered a short-distance migrant.
  • An aggressive defender of its nest, the Brown Thrasher is known to strike people and dogs hard enough to draw blood.
  • Brown Thrashers leave the nest at only 9 to 13 days old, earlier than either of its smaller relatives, the Northern Mockingbird or Gray Catbird.

 

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